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Publisher's Summary

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami - a fantastical short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.

©2014 Haruki Murakami (P)2014 Random House

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Wicked Fairy Tale

I overlook this audiobook many times before because it's only an hour long. Since Audible had a 50% off sale, I thought to myself that I should give "The Strange Library" a try. I've been telling my book club that they should read more Haruki Murakami because his writing style is so different that you can't help for wanting more. Thus far, I've listened to all of Murakami's titles that Audible has to offer.

"The Strange Library" is another strange one from Haruki Murakami. A boy going to a library, talking to the Sheep Man and somehow being in prison for not reading enough.

What a great wicked fairy tale!

You better read more before the Sheep Man gets you. Simply brilliant bedtime story for your little ones to do their school work.

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Gets you wondering

At first, I thought the purpose of this story was to teach a lesson. To teach the readers to look after themselves and say, “no”. Then I thought the story was just a dream with no purpose other than to tell a fantastical tale. To be honest, after finishing the book I am still unsure which one it is. I feel I have to do some research online to get down to the bottom of it. However, despite the fact it left me feeling a bit confused, it is just as enjoyable as many other works of Murakami. Especially with a good narrator, such as Kirby Heyborne himself. I recommend giving this one a read or listen.

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It was okay

I swear Ive seen a Macaulay Culkin movie with a similar plot, its way okay. I would buy the print version instead.